Saturday, 18 January 2014

Birchbox January 2014

Hey girlie's!!!

It's that time again... Birchbox time!!! It's the first Birchbox of the New Year so I couldn't wait to receive it. This months theme is all about 'Tiny Tweaks' where by they suggest breaking down our resolutions into bite-size pieces, and focus on some small daily changes starting with our beauty routine.

So lets see the little treasures I received inside my January Birchbox...

Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner 20ml
 I must admit I do love receiving haircare products in beauty boxes and this Philip Kingsley Conditioner claims to deliver moisture without weighing down your hair, leaving it shiny, smooth, strong and tangle-free, sounds pretty good right? The full size Conditioner retails for £18.00.

Benefit The POREfessional 7.5ml
I have to admit this is the only product that has really saved the box for me this month. I've been waiting to try the Benefit POREfessional award-winning primer for ages but I didn't want to splurge in case it wasnt for and be stuck with the full size. The primer claims to magically erase pores and leave your skin velvety. If it does what it says on the tin and I like it I will defiantly be buying the full size, which retails for £24.50.  

Rodial Glamtox Night 15ml
I must admit I've never heard of this brand before but I'm going to give it a whirl. It basically has a super-hydrating formula that you use before bed that soothes your complexion and plumps up fine lines. The full size retails for a whopping £75.00 so I'm expecting good things from this little sample.

Vasanti Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser 20ml
I'm really into cleanser's so I'm sure I'll use this little sample up quickly. It claims to wash away toxins, not to mention every last trace of your foundation and will help brighten and refresh your skin. The full size retails for £18.00

Premae Anatomy Nutrients Instant Renewal Body Oil 20ml
I probably wont get any use out of this body oil as I'm really not a fan of body oils, if it would have been a hair oil, things would of been different ha ha. The oil claims to moisturise, tone and detoxify your skin with its natural, allergy tested formula. The full size retails for £9.50.

Lifestyle Extra - Itsu Miso Soup 25g Sachet
This month I had just the 1 lifestyle extra in the form of a soup, the soup is full of antioxidants and amino acids and only contains 42 calories, perfect for anyone on a new year health kick. 3 sachets of this soup will set you back £2.25.

Overall I think this is another average box from Birchbox, there was no full size products which is disappointing and the samples haven't really blown me away either to be honest, I also noticed that this month there was no draw string bag??? They have replaced it with a piece of pink tissue paper which I thought was crappy if I'm honest. I'm seriously considering switching back to Glossybox again as the reviews Ive read since un-subscribing last October have all been pretty positive again. Hhmmm could this be my last Birchbox??? 

What did you think to this months Birchbox beaut's??? I'd love to know!!! 

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Hayley

8 comments:

  1. I wasn't blown away by this box either.
    The Porefessional definitely saved it for me. Although I was sent a eye mask instead of the soup, something I had already got from them before so they gave me £5 worth of points to spend in their shop online, so that wasn't bad.

    I just wasn't blown away from the box at all. :(

    Juyey xx

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    1. Hhmmm yeah I think Birchbox has really slacked off abit now, when I fist subbed to them the boxes where great but now I find myself slightly dissapointed... Ohh im glad they gave you the points hun as thats terrible to send you the same thing again lol xoxo

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  2. I have to say the same. I cancelled my Glossybox awhile ago as Birchbox was wining the beauty box wars hands down. Now I'm caught between to two - or maybe its a sign I need both for a while until I decide ;) x

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    1. Haha yeah go for them both until you decide hehe, I actually suspended my subscription the other day and Ive gone back to Glossybox again as a trail run, let see who comes out on top haha xoxo

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  3. This looks like a good box, but there was no make-up minus the professional? I often prefer to have more make-up then skincare as skincare is such a huge market and often I'm not keen on most skincare, great post! x

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    1. Yeah I think if they added more makeup it could of saved the box for me, I agree skincare is something im very particular with although I have been more brave recently with trying new things hehe. Thank you sweetie xoxo

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  4. There's so good stuff in there though! xx

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  5. I got a few different bits in my Birchbox. My full-sized product was this Tommyguns hair conditioner which is amazing but I definitely think last months box was loads better! xx

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